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FRANKLIN & BAINES, London, Greater London

FRANKLIN & BAINES

3.9
3.9
36 Reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse
Franklin & Baines is a new modern Steakhouse taking up a residency within a late night, light and airy venue and rooftop with grilled dry aged meat, great wines and cocktails.

Tuesday: 2-4-1 Steaks
Wednesday: Wine Wednesday 25% off wines over £40
Thursday: Tomahawk Thursday 25% off all Tomahawks
Saturday: Bottomless prosecco & Liquers £24
Sunday Roast: Bottomless Wine £15

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Grill, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 17:00–23:00 Fri 17:00–00:00 Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    020 7622 1793
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Stacey Clifton
  • Area
    Clapham
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Underground: Clapham North/Common<br />Overground: Clapham High Street (from Clapham Junction)<br />Bus: 50, 88, 155, N155, 322, 345<br />Local Bus: 35, 37, 137, N137, 417
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Hanger or Flat Iron Steak & Fries for £15

    Multiple dates available
    Choice either our delicious Hanger or a Flat Iron Steak, both served with beef dripping fries for just £15 per person. Each and every Wednesday.
    Hanger or Flat Iron Steak & Fries for £15 photo

What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • South West London

    Lively

36 Reviews
  1. Anonymous

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was lovely, we were a bit disappointed that two of the starters we had chosen were sold out however, the rest of the food made up for it. Cindy was a lovely server, very friendly and easy to talk to. We would come back.

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  2. Sarah

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good steak and friendly service. Not entirely sure the glam decor and dance music was the vibe I was looking for on a Wednesday date night!

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  3. JulieM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, cooked to perfection and plenty if it. The drinks were reasonably priced and the staff were all great, our waitress was particularly friendly and helpful. We all had a great time and will definitely be back.

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  4. ChristopheC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to try their New brunch menu with thé kids and had a great Time. Friendly service . We will be back

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  5. Nothanks

    Brighton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place to eat any dishes from the menu. They have different promotions everyday. The main room is amazing. They have a rooftop bar as well. Food was delicious, I had a tomahawk steak with salad and 2 portions of chips, plus a truffled Mac and cheese. At the end I had chocolate fondant as dessert. Everything was over my expectations. Will definitely come back again when I have the chance

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited un hour or more for the food and when finally arrived was cold, however we didn’t say anything cause we were starving. The wine had a horrible smell and taste and when we told the waitress she mentioned that she will charge us (charge for a glass that I haven’t drunk????) We never complaint in general but this was a very poor service.

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  7. JamesE

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A very good steak restaurant offering some great value deals (Tuesday 2-4-1).

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  8. NaomiM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a fantastic meal at Franklin & Baines. Our tomahawk was perfection and the sides were excellent. There’s such a good choice of wines that complement the meal. We can’t wait to come back!!

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  9. DavidC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Incredibly cooked steak, worth every penny. We did the 2for1 on Tuesday which made it even better. Can't recommend a good dinner here enough.

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  10. JK88

    Memphis

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food pricing was good overall with the specials, but everything was so intensively overwhelmingly salty that it made us a bit sick. The tables around us said the same for the steak as well. Random, but we ordered the broccoli and bland steamed broccolini came out instead (wished it was labeled correctly). Chips were soggy and no better than frozen ones from a grocery store. Drinks were extremely overpriced. I will say the best thing was the quality of the hanger steak, but just so unfortunate that it was so incredibly salty and flabby.

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  11. Steph

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really enjoyed our first visit. We had an issue with one element of the food which was beautifully handled and the rest of the food was delicious. Staff were lovely, great wine, will def go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. Richard

    London

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    nice tasting steak, but poor presentation, handful of chips and served on plain white plate with grease marks on edges. ambience wise you feel like you are just eating in the middle of a nightclub (which is basically what it is/used to be) a lot more needs to be done to create the intimate ambience they are trying for, and for the prices the presentation needs a lot more thought, food doesn't look anything like the glossy pictures on insta or website.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. TheodoreH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant steaks and cocktails. Cindy was lovely and very warming.

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  14. BabsL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunningly good steaks. The wine selection was vast and well priced. We had the Hanger steak recommended to me by the charming waitress and had the Franklins Rose which was like Rose water with a clear diamond ice cube! I've heard good things about the service here and was very impressed.

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  15. SWmeals

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I think this is because they’ve just opened but we just waited so so long for our food and it wasn’t that great. We had courgette tempura and ceviche for starters which was quite nice. Then my partner had steak (he had asked for it medium rare and it was rare but we didn’t want to wait any longer and were starving) and I had the fish special which was unfortunately very bland. The main waitress that looked after us was lovely and very apologetic just a shame that we didn’t have a great experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. Mark

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have now visited this new venue on the high street for the second time. Each time we had a wonderful meal . They offer daily special on the board and some an amazing deals including 2.4.1 steaks Tuesday !

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  17. LaurenceB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steaks and service. The Franklins Rose cocktail was like Turkish Delight and delicious! Highly recommend.

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  18. AndyM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the 700g Tomahawk on their Thursday special so it was 25% cheaper. It was absolutely wonderful. Great value for money and the service was professional and at the same time, laid back and warm. A great new addition to Clapham.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, deals & service. Must visit if you're local.

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  20. JohnC

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Asked for a medium steak and it came out as rare. Was fixed but service was a touch slow.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. Emma

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely evening, with great service and fresh and innovative food. Will be back!

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  22. JohnCounty

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sirloin was cooked to perfection, nicely charred and the Burrata and cured Salmon were so fresh and full of flavour. The staff here are really nice and the service was pretty good. Had a USA Zinfandel which for the price was pretty good. Will be back for sure.

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  23. Mark

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit didn't desapoint . We had the corn ribs and ceviche to start both delicious, the 500gr Tomahawk and fish of the day also cooked to perfection. Over all a great experience!

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  24. Alex

    London

    81 reviews

    2.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Maybe it was the 100% of reviews on Google Maps that swayed me to dine here. Or maybe it was the Soft Launch deal. Or maybe it was because I'm a local and I want to support the local businesses. However, this was pretty disappointing. Imagine a late 90s / mid-naughties high street club that is doubling up as a steak restaurant. It felt very Sunny Beach/Benidorm with the chips overwhelming the main courses of Steak. The Pinot Noir was a bad choice and I think should have been sent back. When you have restaurants like Flat Iron that do it so well - this is twice the price and just nowhere as fun or as tasty.

    4 people found this helpful

  25. Charlotte

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited 15 mins just to have drink order taken, then another 15 for it to arrive. Staff seemed to get table orders confused alot. The starter selection wasn’t varied enough, needs a meat option. Sourdough bread arrived stale. The main was decent but the steak was brought out on a cold plate before the dining plates, so by the time the plates were brought out the steak had gone cold. The interior obviously hadn’t been updated from its previous use as a club so was the ambiance was odd- felt like I was sat in a club having a steak. The furniture was obviously all from the club too- we were sat at uncomfortable high tables and my stool was broken. Could hear the loud noise of the hand dryer from the near by toilets constantly.

    3 people found this helpful

  26. Hana

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Tomahawk sharing steak seemed much smaller than 750g as advertised. Non alcoholic drinks choice was meh, they attempted an virgin cocktail off menu which just felt like two basic juices mashed together. Food presentation was meh, taste decent. Decor has an odd night bar club vibe. Overall not somewhere I'd specifically travel to visit again.

    3 people found this helpful

  27. Dave

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed that most of the steaks were not available for Sunday lunch menu, but glad we get to try many other dishes instead including starters, which I thought was very good. For mains we tried the Sunday roast, prawns, flat iron steaks and chicken salad. They were all good except the prawns which I didn’t think was that fresh. Overall we enjoyed the foods and the service was friendly and professional.

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  28. cjol

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was fine, a little dry, probably wouldn’t go back for another roast. Service was great though.

    3 people found this helpful

  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Sunday roast, generous portions & great service.

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  30. Rhiannon

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loving this new independent restaurant! Had some great food and great cocktails.

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  31. ZoeB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and cocktails! We had the flat iron steaks and they were cooked to perfection. Lovely staff and cool atmosphere.

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  32. AnneRees

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak was great and food generally really good! Don't be fooled by the presentation! Only downside is you're quite aware the place is/was also a club.
    FRANKLIN & BAINESResponded on 2 March 2024
    Thanks very much for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

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  33. Ronan

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We ate during the soft launch so had 50% off our food. Overall the food was just ok. Our waiter had fake nails so long it was difficult for her to pick up the plates and dropped things a few times. The steak was ok, but was not £50 worth, the quality of beef was not high. The “triple dipped chips” were anaemic. The Zinfandel was very tasty! We didn’t have desert.
    FRANKLIN & BAINESResponded on 2 March 2024
    Hi there, thanks for your comments. We will take them on board. Our Beef is dray aged for a minimum of 28 days and form a reputable butcher who supplies many top end restaurants in London. Food costs are high and therefore our price reflects this. Also, we dont advertise "Triple dipped chips," we advertise Beef dripping chips. You may be conflating this with Triple Cooked Chips, which are entirely different. We do hope you try and give us a second chance, you would be more than welcome.

    2 people found this helpful

  34. Ellie

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, and a lovely atmosphere with great service. Ideal date night spot
    FRANKLIN & BAINESResponded on 2 March 2024
    Thanks Ellie! We hope you visit us again soon.

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  35. Steve

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic evening. The food, the cocktails, the service was just superb ! We can't wait to go back.
    FRANKLIN & BAINESResponded on 29 February 2024
    Hi Steve, thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you soon! Best wishes Franklin & Baines

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious steak and also really enjoyed the prawns. The creamed kale was also 10/10. Staff were attentive and everything went very smoothly considering it was the opening night! They have some great offers during the week so would definitely return then.
    FRANKLIN & BAINESResponded on 29 February 2024
    Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very grateful. Best wishes Franklin & Baines

    1 person found this helpful

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FRANKLIN & BAINES is rated 3.9 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for FRANKLIN & BAINES

68-70 Clapham High St, London, Greater London SW4 7UL

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Clapham
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 17:00–23:00 Fri 17:00–00:00 Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Grill, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Underground: Clapham North/CommonOverground: Clapham High Street (from Clapham Junction)Bus: 50, 88, 155, N155, 322, 345Local Bus: 35, 37, 137, N137, 417
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Stacey Clifton
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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